RU  UK  EN
Статьи  >  Visit  >  Liguria: Mediterranean recipe of ideal cities

Liguria: Mediterranean recipe of ideal cities

Автор: 19.03.2018 | Italy, travel
When planning a trip to Ligurian coast, even do not hope that within several days you will manage to explore the length and breadth of it. So you would only irritate your craving for travelling. Each ingredient of Liguria coast can only be savoured forgetting about the existence of the rest of the world. The port city of Genoa (Italian: Genova) is the chief city of the Liguria region.

The port city of Genoa (Italian: Genova) is the chief city of the Liguria region. Genoa looks like a retired sailor or oldish fisherman with great life experience. Look how he sun dries his striped shirt thrown at the Cathedral of San Lorenzo (Cattedrale di San Lorenzo). Somewhere under its black-and-white facade one can find the true treasure of memories - the Cathedral Museum (Museo del Tesoro della Cattedrale di San Lorenzo) keeps lots of artefacts historically revealing milestones of Genoa.

His pockets and bag carry so much, and every piece of treasure can be spoken about and listened to for hours. Here are some worn out maps with routes in maze like fishing nets, and there a knot of thread paths which fork out to all directions. Genoa explains that during its youth, when sailors went to sea and women remained alone, these streets helped them defend themselves from attackers - ladies poured boiling oil on intruders from windows.

Photo allabouttourism.info

And there is a handful of values from street box of Via Garibaldi. They all are incredibly beautiful, but not in very good condition, a little abandoned. The impression is that the owner is afraid to lose them, so always carries them with him in pockets of his work ware, or he just forgot when he cast them down there. Over the years the buildings got slightly shabby and scratched. But when Genoa carefully presents each one, their value reveals unquestionably. A true landmark antique is a red and velvet Palazzo Rosso; Palazzo Tursi hides authentic letters by Christopher Columbus and Paganini’s violin; Palazzo Nicolosio Lomellino boasts with lobby of celestial hues and a number of truly magnificent buildings. All these treasures were created back in the days when the sprawling port city earned much money that made it quite wealthy in comparison with its neighbours.

Photo expo2015news.org

Like all seniors, Genoa enjoys telling its real and fictitious parables, and eagerly boast with its sons. Locals gladly pick up stories, and they can’t help reminding you that in Genoa was created the world's first bank. And then they notice that their city is the real birthplace of jeans, because here was launched production of this thick cloth for sailors’ trousers. They are also sure to tell you how this port cradle nurtured discoverer of America and the most famous violin virtuoso.

And they never ashamed to show off their prominent catch stored in the Aquarium, the largest marine park in Europe.

The main town of Liguria softly and gently welcomes you somewhere to Boccadass – an old local area often acclaimed as the most atmospheric of all Italian fishing cities. Then, go uninvited to Quay of Anita Garibaldi (Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi), since the sea is still the most precious treasure of Ligurian capital.

Genoa does not accept crowds of tourists, so all visitors are met friendly, as inside men.

Rapallo is the grande dame of Riviera resorts. It is often referred to as the Pearl of the Ligurian Riviera. Rapallo’s history makes it clear that it was not always such a coveted destination. Around 964 there was a plain mediocre seaside village. It was frequented by Berber pirates, so fortifications grew up to protect Rapallo coast. One of them, Rapallo fortress previously served as a guard tower, and it is still watching the bay, now flocks of seagulls took over control of sea borders.

Photo turpogoda.ru

This Ligurian town decided to fade away memory about its rural origin in late 19th century. Railway which ran through the city connecting Rome and Nice, split life in Rapallo into "before" and "after." During a short stop the loudest representatives of the Belle Epoque used to look through train window with their "artist" eyes and had time to catch something special about Rapallo. Belle Époque burst into life of the town and it had to meet all needs and turn into little gem for aristocrats. Rapallo succeeded. The hills with fine hotels, villas with decorated balconies and wide-brimmed hats of green tree crowns - everything looks as a naturally perfect pair for azure-water sea line.

Diplomats, writers, artists and other nobles willingly fell into silk of temperate climate of Rapallo and blindly followed the intoxicating appeal of sea perfume. Vasily Kandinsky gave the world several Rapallo "portraits"; Guy de Maupassant and Ezra Pound were looking for peace in the bay, and Zarathustra conducted his conversations with Friedrich Nietzsche, starting here work at his treatise Thus Spoke Zarathustra; the famous dandy intellectual Maximilian Birbom realized that pearl of Ligurian Riviera is the ideal place for his literary salon.

Rapallo today is still quite pretentious resort. Ancient Rapallo fortress turned into a venue for concerts and exhibitions, and the elegance of forgotten centuries can be viewed at the Lace Museum. The city has a lot of senior people and dogs. The Lady with the Dog comes to mind and you imagine that one of them is that lady of Chekhov's story, just time makes them to follow the new fashion and hide their fine texture dresses deep in wardrobes. Rapallo continues its "beautiful era" puffing its sky pink every evening.

The town of Santa Margherita Ligure is another traditionally luxurious resort of Liguria, it is located just east of Genoa. It is entirely designed in the style of the Italian Riviera, its guests and residents are quietly watched by the coloured houses, meticulously throwing their looks from the open-lash shutters.

Photo allabouttourism.info

And behind every corner tourists are greeted by inviolable Christopher Columbus, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Victor Emmanuel II, King Umberto I and others. Local defence fortress that was built back in the 16th century now is the guardian of the past, inviting to museum tours.

City affectionately calling to see how Villa Durazzo is immersing in the lush gardens. Intricate tracks of this elegant complex will bring you to the main villa Durazzo Chenturione, to the estate of San Giacomo and beautifully decorated church of San Giacomo di Corte.

Santa Margherita Ligure may have a role of the final dessert that accomplishes your Mediterranean dinner trip along the Ligurian coast.

Main photo ice-nut.ru

Вам это будет интересно:
Departure: Slovenia
Having taken tens of millions of visitors in a couple of hundred years, the Postojna Cave made Slovenia being proud of it because of the main tourist attraction in the whole country. The maze of stone tunnels, halls and corridors, carved by nature itself, plus modern services for guest travelers have made these grottoes one of the most popular in the world.
10 facts about Serbia
Balkans is the travel destination that is becoming more and more popular year by year. Perhaps, every traveler has its own favorite countries of the region, however, we cannot avoid telling about the main state of this semi-island Serbia.
If you have 10 dollars and you are in Rome
Today, OUTLOOK continues one of its most popular column with a story about how you can spend ten dollars, forever green and pleasant for pocket and eye, in the Eternal City in which crowds of tourists flock annually and who never ceases to amaze every lucky person who has been here! Believe us, the capital of Italy has something to surprise you!
Departure: Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan is called Middle Asian Switzerland. Mountains, rivers, waterfalls, caves, cols and green meadows aren’t a speck inferior in terms of aesthetics to European ones yet travelers haven't duly appreciated this country so far. Across-the-board exploration of the land by the state’s guests has only just begun. And alongside hotels that are being swiftly erected, ordinary yurts are still offered for residence to feel local natural.
Rice canvas. Tambo Art
The Japanese are very creative people, especially when it comes to rice. If they have some extra spare time and large spacious rice paddies, then routine process of growing an agricultural crop turns into art...
Montmartre of Belgrade
There are few ones similar to it. Around 400 meters long. With its special atmosphere. Small town inside a city. Cars don’t drive here. Here you can feel old uneven stone-blocked pavement beneath your feet with paintings on buildings around being so delusive that one cannot make out where there is a real window-balcony-door and where it is merely a picture…
Departure: Con Dao
The week passed in a desperate anticipation of vacations. I’ve been enthusiastically terrorizing GoogleMaps zooming in and out the precious dot of terrain against the background of deep blue ocean turn and turn about. At a reduced scale I saw open jaws of the Hollywood Alien, impudently teased by a midge at its very nostrils.
Bolivia: spilt salt spells tourists
It turns out possible to walk in heaven living on Earth. It is enough to go to the south of a small country of Bolivia, to one of the most extraordinary deserts of the world – Uyuni. When looking at pictures of tourists who had been there you can’t help asking: “Are you sure it isn’t Photoshop-made?”
Valga. City at the crossroads
People who like to travel usually visit the same places. Citizens of Paris, Venice, Rome, Krakow, Dresden have become accustomed to tourists for so long that they often look cavalierly at them, pouting their lips, while less known but no less interesting towns or villages always welcome guests.
If you have 10 dollars and you are in New York
Finally, one of our favorite categories reached the city, where dollars are considered as the main currency. Thus, we will not have to go around exchange offices and constantly convert prices. So, we go to such a different and exciting New York to spend our 10 dollars.
Salzburg attractions: A birthplace of geniuses
Here were born composer Mozart and poet Georg Trakl, here Haydn wrote his operas, and many other famous people are connected with Salzburg. But only a small part of local attractions is linked to these geniuses. A city with a fairly small population, thanks to its memorable places was listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Site.
Mushroom Season in Italy
It's no secret that Italy is one of the most popular tourist destinations. This country offers something interesting for every visitor. Some people come to admire architecture or to fetch trendy clothes, others are tempted by seaside vacation, and there are some who comes for mushrooms!
Gjirokastër: “Albanian Rome”
A function of UNESCO World Heritage Committee is to work in the most careful manner year after year on studying objects that constitute outstanding culture civilizations and are unique in their origins. Under number 569 of an impressive list of the organization city of Gjirokastër, the one from the south of Albania, is located – it is it we are going to study today through the length and breadth.
Ferris wheel goes round...
Except for Russian-speaking countries, nowhere else a round metal attraction is called a devil’s wheel. Named after its creator, Ferris wheel first opened panorama of Chicago city from 80-meter height in 1893. Since then rotating upright wheels with multiple passenger cabins began to spring up almost in every big city. OUTLOOK offers you to learn about the most impressive observation wheels.
Interesting not only in city centers. Residential districts of the world
There are hardly many travelers who would go somewhere further than city centre where their hotel is situated when on a short-term journey. And if location is a metropolis on top of everything else, such “outside” trips are sure to be put on hold till better occasions.
Departure: Jamaica
Jamaicans like rum, marihuana (hardly anybody seems to be bothered by the fact that it isn’t officially legal there), Bob Marley and… attending churches. They also wouldn’t mind winning several Olympic medals as well as competing for a crown of a beauty queen. Today we get acquainted with peculiarities of both serious and funny Jamaica.
Departure: Trieste
Try to guess name of this city and its location: the Croats and the Slovenes are scurrying here and there, they drink beer no worse than regular customers of the best Austrian breweries and combine it with snack of pasta and local seafood. You are unlikely to grasp immediately what it is all about, but we unveil it for you as our today story is about the Italian city of Trieste.
We were there: Budapest is an underground, aesthetics and recovery city
The creative copywriter Masha Goldman travel around half a planet. The girl can compare travels with the useful drug. Masha tells that every trip, even the shortest and least far gives her complete renewal of powers and it seems that the new life begins.
Don’t get lost: The most interesting markets of Istanbul
Eastern cities are hard to imagine without a huge number of the commercial places. It is in the genes of the local citizens to sell and buy regardless their age and status. Despite the fact that Istanbul is semi-European city, the metropolis has prominent oriental features. So as to know exactly where to go and what to buy, OUTLOOK talks about the most spectacular markets after returning from Istanbul.
Alfama: Moorish heritage of Lisbon
Today we are inviting you for a walk in the oldest neighbourhood in the city of Lisbon, the famous Alfama, an emblematic quarter we often see in the movies and works of popular culture when it comes to the Portuguese capital.
Закрыть
Outlook facebook page